Kid-Friendly, Healthy Muffins With Important Omega-3

by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 20, 2011

DHA belongs to a category of healthy fatty acids known as Omega-3’s. DHA is a major structural fat in the body and has been shown to support brain, heart and eye health.

Not only is DHA found in foods like salmon and eggs, but it can also be found in Horizon® Organic Milk enhanced with DHA Omega-3, their cheese, and their eggs. It also occurs naturally in breast milk. Learn more about Horizon’s commitment to healthy families here.

Why is it so important that kids to get Omega-3 and DHA in their diets? DHA provides a nutritional boost for infants’ growing minds and bodies, supporting brain and eye development and function. And for children (and adults) DHA has been shown to support brain and heart health in all stages of life.

To be honest, I have been really bad about taking my DHA supplements and also haven’t consistently given L his fish oil (in juice). But now I don’t have any excuse anymore and we can kiss smelly fish oil good-bye!

Did you know that Horizon Organic® is the only organic milk with a plant-based (algal oil), 100% vegetarian, sustainable source of DHA Omega-3? I didn’t.

I drink mostly non-fat milk, and Horizon Organic makes non-fat milk with DHA. Landon doesn’t drink much milk, except for Horizon’s chocolate milk, but he loves eggs, so it’s easy to get the recommended DHA  into him by just making scrambled eggs with Horizon Organic Omega-3 eggs.

I also started using Horizon eggs and DHA milk to make flaxseed meal pancakes or healthy muffins, like my chocolate chips banana bran muffins. By making just that small change, he is eating healthier and doesn’t even know it.

I adjusted my recipe for banana bran muffins to make these Omega-3 powerhouses!

Chocolate Chips Banana Flaxseed DHA Muffins


2 Horizon Organic Omega-3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Horizon Organic milk with DHA
1/2 cup canola oil (I substituted half of this with apple sauce)
1 cup Xylitol (or sugar)
2 cup mashed ripe bananas (about three bananas)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups flaxseed meal (or oat or wheat bran)
2 cups chocolate chips (or raisins, walnuts or other nuts, optional)


  • In a big bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and flaxseed meal.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, canola oil (and apple sauce), sugar (or Xylitol), bananas and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour into the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until just moistened. Fold in raisins, if you are using them.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cups and fill each about 2/3 full.
  • I added a few chocolate chips and walnuts on top. Get creative!
  • Bake at 400 F for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Makes about 24.

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{This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon. The opinions expressed by me do not necessarily reflect the view of the Horizon Organic brand.}

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